Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve had silicone chin and jaw implants in for 3 months. However, I’m thinking of getting a bigger chin implant and a slightly smaller jaw implant. How difficult would the revision be and how much would such revision surgeries on cost on average (i.e. would they be much more expensive)?
A: With existing silicone chin and angle implants, revisional surgery would not be difficult…provided they are in an ideal position on the bone and there has to be minimal release/expansion of the capsules. If they look good and are just not sized to your aesthetic liking, then I can assume the implants are in good position. The more difficult facial implant to reposition/change are the jaw angles. But going smaller is easier than going bigger. From your standpoint, the very good news is that revisional implant surgery involves much less swelling and recovery than their original placement.
Generally revisional surgeries do not cost more than the original and, depending upon who is doing the revision, may actually cost less.
Dr. Barry Eppley